YUKI93, 09 Jan 2021Lol please, check the percentage of Windows, macOS, and Linux userbase and come back here agai... moreEven Microsoft is embracing Linux now, that should be a flagrant clue as to what OS is in the uprising. Nowadays the desktop (and laptop) markets are secondary to the plethora of mobile devices and "things" (i.e., appliance like systems that go from simple sensors, to your TV box, homerouter, or larger appliances such as washing machines and fridges). For better or for worse, Linux is dominating the new market.
I dare say, if Linux wasn't as fragmented as it is and focused all their efforts on a serviceable desktop environment like Windows has, the exception that is the desktop/laptop world would surely follow the rule of everything else: Linux as the default.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2021is windows on Arm any good for causual user who uses it only for browsing and surfing??? (i do... moreI have M1 Macbook arm, running parallels with Windows 10 arm.
i find no difference with x86 Windows or Arm windows.
Installing x86 programs easy, running is smooth, 32 bit only though.. 64bit is available on some native window machine.
i believe you can safely change without much issues.
I'm not sure whether to choose the 5i Pro or the 5 Pro. I really love the Ryzen-RTX combo of the 5, but the 5i's Thunderbolt 4 support is hard to ignore.
anhar.muhammad, 09 Jan 2021If you want to use your laptop casually, ARM would be the best choice. 64-bit emulation suppor... moreI second this. For anyone who only cares about office work and multimedia playbacks only, the ARM-powered Windows is more than good enough. But for someone like me who does use Windows for photography and videography work, I'll stay with the standard Windows 10 for the time being until I tried out the x64 emulation of Windows 10 ARM. If I'm deeply impressed with the emulation, I definitely won't mind switching to ARM.
Prototype, 08 Jan 2021Useless, I'm wondering, how many years needed for manufacturers to realise Windows is ... moreLol please, check the percentage of Windows, macOS, and Linux userbase and come back here again. I myself used to be in the Linux bandwagon before I switched to Windows. Now I use Linux on Windows via virtualization only.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2021is windows on Arm any good for causual user who uses it only for browsing and surfing??? (i do... moreIf you want to use your laptop casually, ARM would be the best choice. 64-bit emulation support is coming
I'm wondering, how many years needed for manufacturers to realise Windows is going down, to really compete with apple they need Linux operating system!
Than they can put 5 or 6g !
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2021is windows on Arm any good for causual user who uses it only for browsing and surfing??? (i do... moreaccording to Linus it doesn't work that well, apple managed to perfect roseta but MS couldn't make something similar at all. maybe in couple of years when they get the hang of it.
Mythi, 08 Jan 2021Get a chromebook; Windows on ARM is not worth it right now. I second that. But the guy mentioned Photoshop, so I would say get the Ryzen one. Once Windows is fully ready for ARM then jump ship.
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2021I dont use Web Apps from chrome, I also work on Excel and PP daily, and some basic photoshop, ... moreThe issue is not compatibility per se. According to the reports of various insiders that beta-tested Windows on ARM quite some time ago, unlike the Apple M1 and mac OS, the Windows translation layer to run x86 on ARM has a severe performance toll. That is, while the Snapdragon 8CX is pretty near the Intel offerings when running native ARM code, the performance plunges to nearly 4 times slower when running x86 binaries.
Mythi, 08 Jan 2021Get a chromebook; Windows on ARM is not worth it right now. I dont use Web Apps from chrome, I also work on Excel and PP daily, and some basic photoshop, so Windows is must for me.
The question is Windows on ARM or Windows X86?
If the top most top 20 apps by use like Adobe and MS Apps are native ARM then I will switch.
There is a website called is Apple silicon ready? to check compatibility for Apple M1 Chip, is there similar website for Windows ARM compatibility check website???